What is going on in our sister city? The newspaper and TV stations in Nuevo Laredo are mum – understandably with all the threats they have received. What is weird is that the U.S. media is not reporting the war that is only a few miles away from us.
My friend was coming to visit today and she said she could not leave the house because there were more gun battles this morning near Colonia Guerrero by the Unidad Deportiva in Nuevo Laredo. Another friend said there was another gun battle this weekend after the big BOOMS of Friday night (Feb 19). Even my doctor told me that a friend of his was in Nuevo Laredo, was caught near the crossfire and was carjacked by gunmen whose car wouldn’t go anymore after being riddled with bullets. He, his wife & baby are safe but their car was taken as a getaway car.
It is crazy but crazier that we don’t know how to stay safe, who are the targets, where not to travel through and who is battling whom. Let’s just hope for minimal loss of innocent lives.